Thread: Proposal: Oilers Detroit
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12-15-2012, 03:02 PM
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Originally Posted by optimuspaul View Post
Overall I don't like the Whitney-Helm trade because Whitney isn't really what Detroit needs right now and also any additions on the blue line will put Smith back in Grand Rapids.

I know it would probably never happen but where do you Oilers fans value Smid? Especially considering he is an upcoming UFA.
I think he would be a great fit in Detroit. A big, shot blocking, hitting D-man who plays the PK, that's what we need and IMO Smid fits the bill, his give-away numbers are slightly worrying though.
Smid is turning into one of the best Shutdown D in the league. He has had turnover issues in the past, but the scoring chances he takes away from opposing teams more than make up for it.

Everyone says that after the big 4(5) the Oilers do not have trade value. But people forget about Smid. Teams like Detroit, Philly, Pittsburgh, Ottawa etc... would love a player like him.

And in reality, Eberle has a greater chance of being traded than Smid.

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